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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Whitefish Bay High School is a top rated, public school located in Whitefish Bay, WI. It has 954 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
1200 E Fairmount Ave
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Telephone
(414) 963-3928

Whitefish Bay High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1350
22 responses
Average ACT
28
215 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$105,156
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,175
National
$949
Median Home Value
$350,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Best of the bay
    29%
  • Homecoming week
    24%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Sporting events; girls basketball; track and field
    16%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
954
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,736
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,476/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Whitefish Bay High School Reviews

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Whitefish Bay is a college preparatory high school that really prepares its students through rigorous academic classes. However, it’s academics are not it’s only highlight. The music department produces beautiful department concerts, the art department produces artists whose art is auctioned off locally, yearly, and the athletics contain nationally ranked athletes as well as teams. Overall Whitefish Bay High school is a great place to learn, develop, and enjoy high school!
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I have really enjoyed my time at Whitefish Bay High School! The courses can be extremely rigorous, but the teachers make the classes so interesting and are always willing to help. It's so easy to go in and talk to them individually if you're struggling in class or just want to talk! Whitefish Bay also has a huge variety of sports (GO DUKES) and other extracurricular clubs that you can and should join to help make high school a fun experience. However, WFBHS needs to come with a stress overload warning...
My family has had three generations attend Whitefish Bay High School, and all three generations have had a great experience. The academics have ranked Whitefish Bay as the number one public school in Wisconsin and the teachers prepare you very well for college. All the sports are at a high level and hundreds of students come together to cheer on one another. WFB provides clubs for all types of people and interests, my personal favorite being Best Buddies which works with kids who have an intellectual and developmental disability. Most aspects of the high school are excellent, but one part that could improve is the diversity within the school. It would be great if one day the environment could be more diverse and integrated.